06-16-2009 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #35


Title
Approval of Three (3) Contracted Services Agreements with Family Liaison Consultants for the 2009-2010 School Year

Discussion

The Office of Exceptional Student Education Program Support provides continuing support to families of students with disabilities.  These funds are alloted specifically for parent projects through the State Department of Education under the Individuals with Disabilities Act (IDEA), Part B Entitlement.  Ms. Terry Tomaka and Mr. Jim Gerhauser have served in the capacity of "family liaisons" to Brevard families for several years. 

This recommendation has been modified from the original Information item presented on May 26, 2009.  This change reflects the addition of a third consultant position to the Family Liaison Project.  This position, unlike the former two, will be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA).  We request that all three positions be approved at the Board meeting of June 16, 2009, even though the third consultant has not as yet been identified.



Recommendation

Approve three (3) Contracted Services Agreements with Family Liaison Consultants, Terry Tomaka and Jim Gerhauser, with an additional third consultant yet to be identified, for the 2009-2010 school year to provide parent liaison services to eligible exceptional student education parents for the total revised amount of $104,983. This recommendation has been modified from the Information item presented on May 26, 2009.  This change reflects the addition of a third consultant to the Family Liaison Project.



Meeting Date(s)
Information - 5/26/2009
Consent after Information6/16/2009

Authority for Action
IDEA Part B Entitlement and American Recovery and Reinvestment Act 2009 (ARRA)

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom
No

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

FY
Amount
Budgeted
Fund
Cost Center
Project
Function
Object
Program
09-10$70,000Yes42292804100146300312000
09-1034,983.00Yes43292804902016300312000

Contact
Eva Lewis, Director, ESE Program Support Services, x520


Attachment:  Tomaka-Fam.Liaison09.pdf
Attachment:  Gerhauser-Fam.Liaison09.pdf